What Noises Don’t I Want to Hear, Coming From My Car?

When buying a used car, buyers must be weary of the vehicle at hand. Purchasing used cars, like any other car, is an investment. If you hear unfamiliar noises coming from your vehicle, it can become alarming. Does your car sound like a washing machine during a spin cycle? What about a squealing bird? A loud drum? Oftentimes it may be difficult to specify what the exact root cause is in regards to uncommon noises in your vehicle. 



Differentiating noises coming from your car can be confusing. However, Copeland Toyota is your prime new and used car dealership in Brockton! Our Brockton dealership technicians can make the identification process easy for you by listing out common sounds you should look out for in your used vehicle. If you hear these noises that are listed, or any other alarming noises coming from your car it is recommended your vehicle be seen by a mechanic for vehicle service as soon as possible. Copeland Toyota’ Service Center provides all maintenance you need, at a fraction of the price. Here, one of our Toyota trained technicians will be happy to service your vehicle!

CLICK….CLICK….CLICK | Car Service in Brockton, MA

While driving a new or used car at a low to moderate speed or while making a turn, do you hear a constant deep clicking? This may be because your vehicle’s drive axles are in need of repair. This clicking sound occurs when your car’s CV axle shaft boot is leaking grease and torn. If the CV axle shaft boot is not properly greased, it becomes dry, emitting a clicking noise. 


Your vehicle should be serviced immediately if you hear this clicking sound emitting from your used car. At our car dealership in Brockton, the Copeland Toyota technicians can relieve your vehicle of this issue in no time. While in the care of our vehicle service technicians, they can determine if there is actual damage to your vehicle’s CV axle. If there is no damage or technicians can replenish the grease and replace it. If there is damage to the CV axle, it is imperative it be replaced. 

HOWLING OR A SINGING | Brockton New & Used Car Dealership

Does it sound like an owl is hiding in your used car? If your car is making a howling or even a singing noise, this could be a sign your vehicle’s wheel bearings are out of place. Wheel bearings are small metal balls within the body of your car. These small balls rotate at a steady pace, assisting your car’s parts function smoothly. Wheel bearing noises oftentimes can be mistaken for engine noises. A good way to differentiate this is by watching your vehicle’s RPM gauge.



Depending on what kind of new or used car you drive, can determine what specific wheel bearings need replaced. If your vehicle has front wheel drive, it is likely that your front wheel bearings are producing the steady howling noise. This will happen when you make a left or right turn.



If your vehicle has rear wheel drive, the singing howl may become louder as you accelerate. This makes your car’s wheels spin at different rates. Your vehicle may also be leaking fluid. If this is happening in your car, the wheel bearings should be replaced immediately. Copeland's car service center can help! A trained techniciansuch as ours in out cardealership in Brockton can inspect your vehicle and correctly determine the route of the noise, and fix it.


A squeaking or squealing noises are never a good sign when heard within your used vehicle. The sound may be heard within your engine, under the hood of your car. If so, this squeaking noise is probably an indicator of a loose drive belt. Other sources of the sound may be low power steering fluids, or automatic transmission pump failure.

The most common root of the squealing problem is usually caused by a loose or worn drive belt in your vehicle. This sound most likely happens when you first start up your vehicle. The squeals may also get worse as you keep driving and accelerating your car. If you are driving in cold conditions this may be because of the low temperatures your car was exposed to before starting. Thus, this squeaking noise can stop after your car’s engine heats up. If it does not subside however, a technician such as the ones in our Brockton vehicle service center should examine your vehicle.

The next possible cause of engine squeaking can be because your new or used car simply has low power steering fluids. This can be caused by a fluid leak somewhere within the system of your vehicle. In this case, the squeaking would coincide with the speed you are driving, and would intensify as you turn your wheel.

The automatic transmission pump mishap happens when your vehicle’s transmission fluids are low. Thus, this issue can coincide with engine speed or failure. These issues can simply be settled with the assistance of the right mechanic. At our Copeland service center in our Brockton MA car dealership, our Toyota-trained mechanics can properly determine the route of the squealing noise, and service your vehicle correctly.  

June 12, 2023
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